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LG Officially Announces G5 With Dual Cameras and Modular Design


Meet LG’s newest flagship

LG has taken the wraps off of their newest flagship phone, the G5. After iterating with their G4 smartphone, the Korean company has decided to go with a brand new design language for their latest flagship. Instead of plastic, LG has gone with a more premium metal design, dubbed fluid metal. The phone only has a single seam in its body, which seperates the modular part of the phone.

LG G5 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.3-inch QHD IPS Quantum dot display
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, 75 degree FOV, 1/2.5″ sensor size, laser AF, OIS/8-megapixel rear camera, 85 degree FOV,
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Optional Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 2800mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Yes, modular, The G5 uses a “magic slot” design on the bottom that allows you to put in different modules that add to the functionality to the phone. The LG Cam Plus, for example, adds a 1,100mAh battery and hardware camera controls like a physical shutter, video button and zoom dial, improving the shooting experience for mobile shooters. LG will open up the standard to third party manufacturers, which should provide more accessories for the phone as time goes on.

Speaking of the camera, the LG G5 uses two cameras on the rear, which is reminiscent of the dual selfie cam on the LG V10. One camera has a 75 degree field of view and a 16-megapixel sensor, while the second camera has a 8-megapixel sensor and a 85 degree field of view. Images shot from both cameras can be merged for new shooting possibilities.

As far as the processor is concerned, the new phone will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, plus microSD expansion. The battery is a 2800mAh unit and can be replaced. The phone will also have a fingerprint sensor.

The G5 will go on sale in early April.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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